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The Coldest Gorilla Century Ever

The Coldest Gorilla Century Ever

More than 460 cyclists took part in an annual ride through Crawford and Cherokee counties. Normally held in September, this year's ride was in October - and it was cold ...
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Consultant recommends multi-purpose event space

Consultant recommends multi-purpose event space

Due to the lack of a large, flexible conference space connected to a hotel, Crawford County has missed opportunities to host many state-wide & regional events. That may change ...
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Crawford County boutique named the 2020 Best Store Front Boutique of the Year in Kansas

Crawford County boutique named the 2020 Best Store Front Boutique of the Year in Kansas

After more than 250,000 votes were cast by shoppers, Pearls & Curls Boutique on the Girard, Kansas square was named the Best Store Front to Shop in Kansas ...
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Bicycle Routes through Southeast Kansas getting Wayfinding signage

Bicycle Routes through Southeast Kansas getting Wayfinding signage

Nearly 500 miles of the national U.S. Bicycle Route System is being signed through Kansas, including USBR-76, which primarily follows the same route as the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail and Trans Am Bike Race through the southeast corner of the state ...
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Popular roadside attraction now in Frontenac

Popular roadside attraction now in Frontenac

A fiberglass Sinclair DINO (pronounced DYE-NO) now lives at Raider Express in Frontenac, Kansas. Around 580 DINOs are on display any given year – 16 in Kansas ...
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New historical marker at Lord’s Diner promotes Jefferson Highway

New historical marker at Lord’s Diner promotes Jefferson Highway

A new marker at the Lord’s Diner in Downtown Pittsburg hopes to be a reminder about a mostly forgotten piece of transportation history. The non-profit kitchen is located in what was originally built around 1915 as the Jefferson Highway Garage ...
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2020 Four State Farm Show canceled due to COVID-19

2020 Four State Farm Show canceled due to COVID-19

This is the first year the Farm Show was to be on campus, with vendors scheduled to be both outdoors and indoors at the Robert W. Plaster Center. The show originally was scheduled for May 29-31 but as the pandemic evolved, it was moved to July 24-26. ...
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Weir Coal Camp featured in Miners Hall Museum quarterly exhibit

Weir Coal Camp featured in Miners Hall Museum quarterly exhibit

Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS is proud to announce the 2020 Third Quarterly Exhibit, “Little Balkans Coal Camp: Weir” opening July 1 and continuing through September 26, 2020. The regular programs will have changes due to the pandemic. These programs may be made available virtually ...
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Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrations

Annual celebrations vary by community. Join others in putting on a show for the town. Enjoy fireworks over the lake, or a rodeo with a dance and fireworks ...
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Free Fishing Weekend & Annual Derby

Free Fishing Weekend & Annual Derby

The first full weekend in June is typically a free fishing weekend across Kansas, including the Mined Land Wildlife Areas ...
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